A luxury holiday to St Lucia with Elegant Resorts, ticks all the right boxes. Glorious palm-fringed beaches, coconut and papaya orchards, magnificent rain forests sheltering wild orchids and birds of paradise, natural waterfalls and its very own famous landmark, the Pitons (twin peaks that rise two thousand feet above the sea). All of which have justly earned St Lucia its reputation as the most scenic island in the Caribbean – perfect if you’re seeking romance, escape or a hint of adventure. For those keen to explore, there are plantation tours, nature hikes, horse-riding and bird or turtle-watching and the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater, Soufriere volcano. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy windsurfing, kite-surfing, excellent snorkelling and diving amongst the reefs and even deep-sea fishing. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more sedate pace, head to the pristine white-sand beaches, duty-free shops or the immaculate golf greens. St Lucia has changed ownership between France and England no fewer than fourteen times and whilst the island is now part of the British Commonwealth, there is a strong French influence and the locals still speak a French patois.